SeaWorld San Diego has opened up a new Shamu free show, since new laws and public pressure has forced the educational company to give up their animals, thanks to liberals. Now, their new show is an educational experience on a big screen: a movie about how killer whales hunt and eat. Of course, this isn’t the most appealing show to children.
“It’s pretty good, but they had a lot more impact when you had the trainers on the whale,” one spectator told the San Diego Union-Tribune.
With the flop of their new programming, and the negative effects of fake news media spreading distrust about Seaworld, the company is considering its future.
The Daily Mail reports:
Orca Encounter is SeaWorld’s answer to the negative attention the park has been getting since the documentary Blackfish.
The film chronicled the life of Tilikum, an orca that killed Dawn Brancheau, a SeaWorld trainer, during a performance in Orlando in 2010.
Brancheau was interacting with Tilikum before a live audience at SeaWorld Orlando when he pulled her from a platform by her hair and held her under the water.
An autopsy report said Brancheau drowned but also suffered severe trauma, including multiple fractures.
Her spinal cord was severed and she sustained fractures to her jawbone, ribs, and cervical vertebra.
Brancheau’s left arm had also been ripped off near the shoulder and her left elbow and knee were dislocated.
It was the first trainer SeaWorld had ever lost, and Brancheau’s death became a national sensation in a country that had been raised on the famous Shamu shows.
Tilikum was seen as a true killer of a whale for years after Brancheau’s death, until Blackfish offered an inside look at the whale’s lonely life in captivity.
The orca died in January just before SeaWorld San Diego announced their decision to end its show.
The SeaWorld San Diego park has 11 orcas, ranging in age from two to 52 years old.
Under pressure from activists and faced with declining ticket sales, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. announced last year it was ending its theatrical orca shows and breeding program.
Parks in Orlando and San Antonio will end their shows by 2019.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. announced last month that it was eliminating 320 jobs across its 12-park company.
The company also announced that it would help develop its first SeaWorld park without orcas, in Abu Dhabi.